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Morss, Russel L.
Russel L. Morss, 88 of Abingdon died at 7:05 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born on July 13, 1921 near Berwick, the son of James Albert and Jessie Myrtle (Thurman) Morss.

Russel is survived by five daughters, Bonnie (and Hobe) Bucher of Peoria, Barbara (and Coke LaFollette) Empson of Galesburg, Connie (and Jerry) Severns of Abingdon, Debbie (and Lonnie) Millard of Eagle River, Wis. and Lori (and Dennis) Landon of Abingdon; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Russel attended school in Prairie City. He had lived in the Abingdon area since 1945. He was a licensed plumber and owned and operated Morss Plumbing and Heating in Abingdon for 40 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church and a past deacon. He served his community as a volunteer fireman for the Abingdon Fire Protection District for 20 years. He was a past member of the Abingdon Jaycees. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, February 7, 2010 at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to Abingdon Fire Department or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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